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Robert Cecil KING

Regimental number916
Date of birth--/10/1886
Place of birthWallerawang New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressThe Rectory, Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Rev. R R King, The Rectory, Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 8 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


*Refers 30 March 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified*


Recommendation date: 6 April 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He reconnoitred the whole of a two mile front over country affording little or no cover from the continual and heavy machine gun and rifle fire, thus greatly assisting in the organization of the defence. During the five hours he spent on this reconnaissance he displayed excellent judgment and the greatest courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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